[whatwg] Re: internationalization/localization
Martin.T.Kutschker at blackbox.net
Thu Jul 1 00:40:58 PDT 2004
"Malcolm Rowe" <malcolm-what at farside.org.uk> writes on
Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:50:08 +0200 (METDST):
> > So I vote for either some kind of pattern (eg format="d.m.y") or some
> > style type (eg format="compact" => "1.12.2003" or format="long" =>
> > Mittwoch, der 30. Juni 2004", or some other types).
> An explicit pattern is bad for i18n, obviously, but 'short' and 'long'
> (or whatever) formats would certainly make sense. However, this is now
> definitely presentational, and so it should be a CSS property, not an
> HTML attribute.
Ok. Let's drop the pattern.
And CSS is fine for me. As I understand this this would be Web Controls 1.0?
But WC1 is not in a very good shape right now. I hope it's getting somewhere when WF2 is ready.
inherit | short | medium | long
defaults to "medium"
Display a date in short, medium or long manner according to the UAs locale.
And for the more ambituos :-)
CSS-property "date-style" (or "calendar-type"):
inherit | sun | moon | hebrew | japanese | <...>
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